The Source For News On Capitol Hill Since 1955

Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

Sorry, you are using an old browser that can't display this interactive. Install the free Google Chrome Frame plug-in for Internet Explorer, or use a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or a mobile device, such as an iPad, to view this page.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)


Biography
District: 16th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2007-present
Born: May 8, 1951; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Longboat Key
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Sandy Buchanan; two children
Education: Cleary College, B.B.A. 1975; U. of Detroit, M.B.A. 1986
Military Service: Mich. Air National Guard, 1970-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Trade)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalVern Buchanan (R) 187,14753.6
Keith Fitzgerald (D) 161,92946.4
2010generalVern Buchanan (R) 183,81168.9
James Golden (D) 83,12331.1
2008generalVern Buchanan (R) 204,38255.5
Christine Jennings (D) 137,96737.5
Jan Schneider (X) 20,2895.5
Don Baldauf (X) 5,3581.5
2006generalVern Buchanan (R) 119,30950.1
Christine Jennings (D) 118,94049.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: FL-16)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

201st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) is 33rd.

2nd

Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

15,243

Twitter Followers (@vernbuchanan)

Rep. Vern Buchanan has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.



Vern Buchanan is ranked 11th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.